Selous Game Reserve

The Ultimate Guide to Planning the Best Safari in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve

Want to experience an unparalleled Selous Game Reserve Safari in Tanzania?

Spanning 50,000 km2, Selous is Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve and is a breathtakingly beautiful setting for your game viewing expedition. In comparison (wildlife-to-visitor ratio) to the famous Serengeti National Park, there’s a lot to see in Selous and only a handful of other visitors that can be seen at any one time. Thanks to lagoons and channels from the mighty Rufiji River, the lush landscape draws in the game and other wildlife towards the end of the dry season (from July to mid-November) so this is the best time to plan your visit.

With the Rufiji River wandering through the heart of the reserve, you will be rewarded with an exceptional boat safari and the serenity of the riverside scene. Most of the camps and lodges are based around these water sources, giving you every opportunity to get the most out of your adventure.

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When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
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Kate M.
9. January, 2020.
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This trip has left me speechless. Tanzania will take your breath away the Serengeti is an absolutely magical place and the ngorongoro crater is an absolutely must!!. Abdullie planned a dream trip for us. Every detail was perfection and tailored exactly to the type of trip we wanted to have. The accommodations were beyond expectations. The communication with this company is top notch, Abdullie was readily available for any and all questions prior and during the trip. I would very highly recommend booking your trip to Tanzania with Wito!!!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
6. January, 2020.
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Amazing experience! Abdullie from Wito Safaris organized the perfect trip for us and while doing so, stayed in close contact with us to listen to our wishes and explain the possibilities. We explicitly chose an Tanzanian organization and we were very happy with the outcome. All the lodges were excellent quality with very nice staff. Our guide was the best. We stayed together for 6 days, so you better get along! And we certainly did. He had great knowledge of the wildlife and their ecosystem, which really enhanced our enjoyment. We had a chance to see all the animals, from the big 5 to the small beautiful birds. And everything went smoothly, we had no worries whatsoever. Perfectly organized trip and truly a trip of a lifetime.
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mevrouw Combe
26. November, 2019.
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Our experience with Wito Africa Safaris could not have been more pleasant from the initial communication through the completion of the safari in Ngorongoro. Our driver was courteous, fun and most informative of the surrounding area, the history of the park, and of every species we saw inside the park and even on the fringe. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated our group well; the lunch was delicious and even special dietary needs were met. All prearranged details were executed precisely. I would highly recommend Wito Africa Safaris.
JB
JB
2. August, 2019.
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We had an amazing experience climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a few days safari. For both elements of our trip the guides were knowledgeable and fun, and everything went smoothly and seamlessly.
Myrtil
Myrtil
29. July, 2019.
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Made it to Uhuru! Abdullie was phenomenal to work with before my trip. And the pairing of Wito and Pristine was incredible. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you.
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Manny Peredo
11. July, 2019.
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Spectacular experience tailored to our requests, went above and beyond in every way.
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CB
10. July, 2019.
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Booking with Wito Africa Safaris was the best decision I could have made. I enjoyed a first-class quality experience, and everything surpassed my expectations. I booked a safari to follow the world’s greatest migration—the Wildebeest Migration. Not only did I get a close up of the most dangerous and spectacular animals in Africa (I was so close to lions and elephants that I could touch them!), but I also spent time with the Maasai Tribe, Hadzabe Tribe, and the Datoga Tribe. I went hunting and dancing with the Hadzabe, I learned the ways of the Maasai, danced with them and even got the chance to learn their fighting style and practice with the village warriors. The Datoga Tribe thought me the ancient African ways of living and gave me the opportunity to cook, clean, and forge weapons with them. My accommodations were not only luxurious but very authentic. The luxury did not take away from the thrill and aw of being in the wild, gazing at the shooting stars, hearing, and seeing the Serengeti nightlife action. I especially recommend Wito Africa Safaris for their professionalism and care towards their clients. You can rely on this team and they will go beyond their way to threat you like royalty. One evening I felt sick and I called Abdullie the CEO of the company to ask if I could possibly get some medicine and a unique dinner in order to help me feel better. He immediately contacted the lodge, the guide and his team in Tanzania to help. I didn’t even wait 5 minutes, and I had all the attention and service I could ask for. My needs were taken care of quickly, and there were follow-ups made over the phone and in person to ensure that I was ok. If you want the best possible experience in Africa, go with Wito Africa Safaris.
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Chesed Lic
7. June, 2019.

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